Koen Vereecke and Navajo van 't Vianahof proved their worth once more among the young horses in Opglabbeek with again three flawless rounds. This means that our seven-year-old super talent didn't make a single mistake in his last six international appearances. Namaco van 't Keldertje (s. Bamako de Muze, David Simpson), Nestor de Mariposa (s. Elvis Ter Putte, Jérôme Guery), Imara M (s. Nabab de Rêve, Juan Pablo Garriz), Doha de Riverland (s. Elvis Ter Putte, Kevin Staut). Nabab de Rêve, Kevin Staut), Niara (s. Elvis Ter Putte, Karel Cox) and Nebraska van 't Vianahof (s. Elvis Ter Putte, Alberto Zorzi) scored clear rounds in the competition for seven-year-olds as well.
In the classes for eight-year-olds, we noted excellent performances by Vida Loca Della Marca (s. Vigo d'Arsouilles, Agustin Covarrubias), Nairobi Van Kojakhoeve Z (s. Nabab de Rêve, Yves Vanderhasselt), Matrone vd Donkhoeve (s. Elvis Ter Putte, Richard Howley) and Markies vd Donkhoeve (s. Elvis Ter Putte, Scott Brash). Obabelute-M (Omer Karaevli) and Obelia vd Bisschop (Jackson Reed Stephenson), both by Nabab de Rêve, were on top among the five-year-olds.
Still in Opglabbeek, Just Energie (s. Nabab de Rêve) and Vincent Lambrecht were the winners in a 1.50m class. Nababette Z (s. Nabab de Rêve) took third place in a 1.45m class with Charlotte Bettendorf. Omer Karaevli and Gotham City PL (s. Filou de Muze) jumped to a fourth place in another class at the same height.
Emerging talent Fasther (s. Vigo d'Arsouilles) scored a fine second place in a 1.45m class in the US, in Traverse City.
In German Eschweiler, Negredo de Muze (s. Elvis Ter Putte) stayed three days without jumping faults ridden by Michael Whitaker in competition for seven-year-olds. Luca Ruxandariu and Iron Maiden 3 (s. I'm Special de Muze) jumped clear as well.
Hellona Red Wine (s. I'm Special de Muze) and Alejandro Sanchez Mehlkopf did the same in the classes for six-year-olds, as did Jumping Star B (s. I'm Special de Muze) with Elad Yaniv and Nebraska (s. Nabab de Rêve) with Giavanna Rinaldi. Among the five-year-olds, BP Eur a Star (s. Elvis Ter Putte, Brian Cassidy) made his mark.
Steven Vermeir and Nikita van de Koekelberg (s. Filou de Muze) jumped to bronze in the cycle manche of Lier in the competition for seven-year-olds. Marijn Poelmans finished on six with Napoli van 't Klavertje Vier (s. Vigo d'Arsouilles). Kris Van Kerckhove (Valdes Z, s. Vigo d'Arsouilles) equally finished in the top ten. There was also a double clear round for Next Funky de Muze (s. Elvis Ter Putte) with Katrijn Van Hoecke.
Among the six-year-olds, Steven Vermeir scored a fifth place with Oklahoma van Kamerveld (s. Elvis Ter Putte). Sixth place went to Robin Van Thillo with Orleans van de Kruishoeve (s. Fantomas de Muze).